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Hosea 14:1-9 – The LORD is like the morning dew

Hosea 14:1-9
Returning to the LORD involves words 1. Take away our iniquity – all of it 2. Accept the vows we have made with our lips – our lives promised and given 3. We reject human resources – Assyria not-he will save us; not-we will ride on horses; not we will…

Hosea 13:1-14 – Where O Grave is Your Sting

Hosea 13:1-14
In Hosea 13:1 Israel incurred guilt through idolatry – and died. Several images are used for judgment. Israel will be like the morning dew – with the heat of the morning sun it is gone. Israel again experiences God as being like a lion, a leopard, and a bear –…

Hosea 11:1-11 – The Lion roars and the children listen

Hosea 11:1-11
Israel was a child who was loved by the LORD, called out of Egypt, led through the wilderness, and taught how to walk. God was their parent and they were the child. Sadly, in verse 2 they must have become rebellious teenagers because the more they were called the less…

Hosea 1:1-2:1 – Hosea’s Wife and Children

Hosea 1:1-2:1
Hosea is the first of twelve short writings. Originally these twelve prophetical writings were called ‘The Twelve’. They work together to form a unit parallel to the larger books of Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel. Hosea has been placed at the head of the twelve to provide a context in which…